Sri Lanka is filled with romantic landscapes, governed by rising mountains, lush forests, ocean-like tanks and gushing waterfalls, that it was considered the lost paradise by many a globetrotter, who fell upon the country. The golden beaches of the country had been praised for their picture postcard views since eternity. The dusk and dawn and many human activities connected to these times of the day create a vibrant picture along the coasts of Sri Lanka. One can also plan a “Ramayana” oriented trip to Sri Lanka.
A Sri Lankan coastal city famous for golden beaches, Bentota is situated on the southern coastal tip of the Galle District of the Southern Province. This town is a popular tourist attraction. Sinbad between beach and Bentota River provides unique surrounding with a breath-taking view. While it is dominated by luxury hotels, private rented accommodations are also available. Madu Ganga river safari is also a unique experience. This river
has more than 20 islands and is home to 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248
species of vertebrate animals. It also has a Buddha temple, Cinnamon Island with cinnamon oil plant
and wonderful fish spa spots.
Colombo is the gateway to Sri Lanka for most travellers. Colombo has a wide range of attractions as the colonial era and the island’s rich historical heritage has resulted in many interesting buildings, temples and parks which will add some unforgettable memories to your holiday in the capital city of Sri Lanka.
Dambulla cave temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. The rock of Dambulla is the centre of a Buddhist cave-temple complex established in the 3rd century BC and occupied continuously until today. Its location has marked a transportation node between the Eastern and Western. The site also includes evidences of human occupation going back to the prehistoric period.
Ella Waterfall and Hiking :
Ella is a beautiful small town of Sri Lanka popular with tourist and local for a day out and hiking. Ella has one of the most stunning views in Sri Lanka, straight through Ella Gap, a valley between the hills that opens up to the southern plains of Sri Lanka. Ella is a perfect place to spend a morning to tackle the beautiful short walk up to the top of Little Adam’s Peak.
Dutch Fort at Galle :
127km from Colombo has the distinction of being the best-preserved sea fort in South Asia. A living heritage site, this 90 hectare (222 acres) attraction is a superb blend of architecture, with fortifications that resemble those in the coastal areas of Portugal. The fall of Galle to the Dutch in 1640 saw its fortifications and consolidated further along the lines of the fortified cities of Europe. The Dutch and the English colonial styles are still evident in the area was originally established by the Portuguese in the 16th Century.
Temple of Tooth :
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Kandy is one of the popular destinations for tourist and has, several well-known hotels and private rented accommodation with beautiful landscaping and whether in the area .It was home to the last king of Sri Lanka.
Kitulgal is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka approximately 100km from Colombo and popular with water rafting. The river flowing through the village offers whitewater rafting adventure in Sri Lanka, The Academy awards winning movie —The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the River near Kitulgala.
Nuwara Eliya (Little England) :
Nuwara Eliya, also known as Little England, is a hill city of Sri Lanka with picturesque landscape and the locations producing well known Ceylon Tea. The city is believed to be discovered by British colonial in the 19th century.Many buildings in and around the city still retain historical architectural from British colonial period.Famous “Seetha” temple is also located here.
Pinnawala Elephants Orphanage :
Started in 1975 when five baby elephants were rescued from jungle without their mother, now believed to be one of the largest Elephant Orphanage in the world. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mother. It is also a breeding place of elephants. Around 20 Elephants have been born here since 1984.
Udawalawe National Park :
Located approximately 200km from and the south-east of Colombo and popular for large elephants, it has become one the most visited tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. This 30.000 hectare of the park is home to many animals like elephants (approximately 400), water Buffalo, deer and several species of birds.
Visit World Heritage Sites, ancient culture, wildlife parks, glorious beaches. Enjoy various water sports activities: Sea surfing, Banana Boat Ride, River Cruise, River Rafting, bathing under waterfalls.